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Ten O'Clock News; Women voters on Ferraro


Story on the changes in the way women are voting, and the way they voted specifically in the 1984 presidential election. Interviews with women voters about the Mondale-Ferraro ticket. One woman says “If Godzilla were running against Reagan, I would have voted Godzilla." Interview with Rep. Susan Schur on the way the voters decided who to vote for in the 1984 presidential election, especially women voters. Footage from Bush/Ferraro vice-presidential debate. Interview with man on contemporary women's voting practices. Examination of women's voting in Massachusetts specifically, including for both Mondale/Ferraro, and for John Kerry in the Senate. Footage of many campaign rallies, including for Gary Hart, Mondale, Ferraro, Kerry, and Reagan. Massachusetts Republicans applaud Reagan, who embraces Dapper O'Neil on City Hall Plaza.

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Ten O'Clock News

Women voters on Ferraro

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Broadcast program

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Kerry, John, 1943-
Women political activists
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1984
O'Neil, Albert L., 1920-2007
Ferraro, Geraldine
Mondale, Walter F., 1928-
Reagan, Ronald
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
George, Christy (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Women voters on Ferraro,” 11/08/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D01A6C0997E94A0B8F6B759D868796C7.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Women voters on Ferraro.” 11/08/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D01A6C0997E94A0B8F6B759D868796C7>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Women voters on Ferraro. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D01A6C0997E94A0B8F6B759D868796C7
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